"Vacation Deficit Disorder"

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US employees have the fewest number of vacation days in the industrialized world, with an average of 13 days off a year.  Regular vacations relieve stress and lower the risk of heart disease, depression, and even death.  Yet studies show that 1 in 6 workers have trouble taking their days off.  Recent corporate downsizing, resulting in massive layoffs, forces personnel that remain to work harder just to save their jobs.  They don't know when the other shoe is going to drop.
Read the article by Torri Minton in the San Francisco Chronicle

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